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    • Cedar Hill Cottage

    • Photographs; Annandale-on-Hudson (N.Y.);
    • Emily Olssen Bleeker lived at in Cedar Hill Cottage as a child when her father, the Rev. William Whittingham Olssen taught at St. Stephen's in the late 19th. century. Her recently published memoir 'A New York Lady' includes a passage about living...
    • Rhinebeck Post Office Mural: Skating on Asher's Pond

    • Rhinebeck (N.Y.)--Buildings, structures, etc.; Rhinebeck (N.Y. : Town); Village communities; Local history--New York (State);
    • "Skating on Asher's Pond. In the background is the Beekman Livingston Mill (built about 1715). and the Dutch Reformed Church (built 1733)" (From: "The Rhinebeck Post Office Murals," 1940) Olin Dows Considered the recollections of Rhinebeck...
    • The Old Dutch Church

    • Postcards; Churches; Pews; Altars;
    • Color image of pews leading to an alter. Behind the alter is a stained glass window. Letter press on back reads: The "Old Dutch Church" Kingston, N. Y. Organized in 1659. Present church edifice built 1852. Designed by Minard LeFever "the Sir...
    • Court of Sessions 1696

    • Slavery--Law and legislation;
    • The court considered the gathering of more than three slaves to be dangerous and unlawful. Slaves accused of assembling or gathering would be publicly whipped or their masters would be ordered to pay a fine.
    • 1863-04-21 Letter to Rowena Hasbrouck from Jacob Hasbrouck

    • United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865; United States--History--Civil War, 1861-1865--Correspondence;
    • This letter recounts Jacob's travels throughout Louisiana from April 12th through the 21st. Jacob and his regiment are involved in a few skirmishes, but they are considered among the best fighting regiments. Jacob also describes an instance between...
    • Kitchen, John G. Wendel Residence

    • Kitchens
    • The spare kitchen of the John G. Wendel house, 100 S. Broadway, Irvington, N.Y. Although summer months and occasional visits to Irvington were typical, the Wendel family's primary residence was in Manhattan. Mr. John G. Wendel was known to dictate...
    • View from Narrows, Hudson River

    • Postcards; Mountains; Rivers
    • Looking towards the shore and a mountain from the Hudson River. The Narrows, a tidal strait between the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn, connects the upper and lower sections of New York Bay. It has long been considered the...
    • Cadet Chapel, West Point, N.Y.

    • Postcards; Military academies; Military facilities; Chapels;
    • Cadet Chapel is considered on outstanding example of Gothic architecture. The large stone edifice of the largebuilding has ivy climbing the walls. A large tower and large arched windows are part of the building.
    • Narrows, Hudson River north from West Point, N. Y.

    • Postcards; Military academies; Military facilities; Ferries; Batteries (Weaponry); Cannons;
    • Looking down towards the Hudson River from above the Battery at West Point. There is a ferry boat on the water and cannons in the battery. The Narrows, a tidal strait between the New York City boroughs of Staten Island and Brooklyn, connects the...
    • The high point on the Storm King Road, N.Y.

    • Roads; Mountains; Rivers; Railroads; Railroad tracks; Postcards;
    • This colorized postcard shows the sheer steep rock face of Storm King Mountain. Near the top of the postcard the edge of the road can be seen winding along the mountain's edge. The mountain descends steeply into the Hudson River. A train is seen...
    • Dr. Franklin's Maxims Children's Mugs

    • Children; Quotations; Eating & drinking;
    • These four children's mugs are transfer-decorated with sayings taken from Poor Richard's Almanac. They were considered to be lessons for children on industry, temperance, frugality, and prudence. This use of transfers of Franklin's work was begun...
    • Unit 07-Stories from Childhood

    • Ethnic groups; Prejudice; Ethnic neighborhoods; Education;
    • He tells of how, when he was a child, he brought a small garder snake to school in an envelope as a practical joke. He also explains how a certain type of cheese that he would bring to school for lunch contained tiny worms; and some of his fellow...
    • Antonio Valencia oral history interview [audio]

    • Ethnic groups; Immigrants; Ethnic neighborhoods; Ethnic stereotypes; English language; Cultural relations; Language; Emigration & immigration; Citizenship;
    • Antonio Valencia is considered to be the 'grandfather' of Mexican immigrants in the lower Westchester County region of New Rochelle, NY; he was the first known Mexican immigrant to settle in New Rochelle. He spent the next several decades not only...
    • Unit 02-Fighting Segregation and Championing Equal Rights

    • Discrimination; Race discrimination; ethnic groups; race relations; Busing (School integration); education; Racism; Civil rights; Civil rights demonstrations; Civil service reform; Social civic facilities;
    • She notes that the Board decided to desegregate the school on a voluntary basis. During her second term on the Board of Education, the first black principal was voted into the position of Principal of New Rochelle High School. In between her...
    • Unit 04-New Rochelle during WWII Timeframe

    • War; Suburban life; Ethnic groups; Ethnic neighborhoods; Judaism;
    • There were many prominent Jewish families that lived in New Rochelle; many lived in the Beechwood section of New Rochelle. Other families, like hers, lived on South Side of New Rochelle close to Main Street. Temple Israel was originally located...

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